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Archer Liquors

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PLACE INFO

Type: Homebrew, Beer-to-go

5996 S Archer Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60638-2818
United States

(773) 582-4767 | map
archerliquors.com

Notes:
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Mailorder: Y

Added by rhoadsrage

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
74
pDev:
8.14%
 
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Reviews by bluemoonswoon:
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%

Heard about this place since I've been on this site. I live in the northwest suburbs of IL so this is a trek and what has kept me from getting out here this long. Was in Hinsdale tonight and thought I was closer than I would ever be and figured I would make a stop out here finally. Know this before you head out here, print out directions or otherwise know exactly how to get here because Archer Ave gets a bit weird and turned around on itself in places and I got a little turned around myself on the way here which made a long trip that much longer.

That being said this place is not what I was expecting but did not disappoint either. It looks like a typical macro store as others have pointed out, but the drab looks give way to a small but carefully selected set of beers to choose from. Somehow they had some New Glarus beers here, I think they are about gone after I picked up two of the last three singles. That alone was worth the price of admission. Also, prices are obscenely reasonable compared to other shops. Founders Breakfast Stout could be had for 11 bucks (perhaps because it is a bit old?) for example. Staff is very friendly as others have pointed out. Didn't get a change to meet Randy as I showed up on a Saturday night at 10pm, so I am guessing the beer guy got to go home early. If this place were not so freaking far away from me I would consider going here more often as it is nice to see such a small and well put together store in an area you would never expect to find great beers at great prices.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cryptichead
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cadaugherty
3.91/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a little diamond in the rough. I stopped in after flying into Midway and was not disappointed. It looks like a little hole in the wall and is pretty small, but the selection is very good. Lots of good local stuff from Chicago breweries as well as some really nice selections from other national distro breweries.

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Photo of Homer53
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Neighborhood spot that I love to pop into. Great selection of PW stuff!

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Photo of Highbury09
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.02/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of Havik
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Inglewood
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of barnzy78
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

My favorite liquor store. Hands down. I work nearby a couple of times a month and always stop in to see what's new - even though I already know what's there via their website,
"fresh report" email, and frequently updated social media. Management and staff are all knowledgeable and very helpful, but they let you peruse the store without being aggressive. They have plenty to choose from - they don't have everything - but they always have an exceptional selection of beer, including rarities and 'whales'. One of my favorite things about Archer is that almost all of their beer can be purchased as a single bottle. I love to mix it up frequently & try new beers, but I also love to go back to beers I love without having to commit to a 4/6 pack at a time, so this is perfect for my purchasing habits. Another huge accolade is that they ship beer. They also carry a small amount of home brew equipment and ingredients - but it's very limited.

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Photo of Irishace9
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Sergioelijah
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ChicagoNick
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Kubrickx
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Boomer_Briggs
5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Archer Liquors in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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